Cool Things We’ve Framed Lately – Spring 2019

Cool Things We’ve Framed Lately – Spring 2019

Here is a smattering of the cool things our customers have brought in for framing recently. Hope you enjoy!

Greta Vick Abstract Set Now Available!

Greta Vick Abstract Set Now Available!

Local artist Greta Vick produces some wonderfully vibrant and textured works of art. Carter Avenue Frame Shop is happy to share that we have an abstract set of her acrylic paintings available and on display, framed in gold floater frames. Take a look here and stop in to see the real thing!

See more of Greta’s work at https://www.gretaclaire.com/

10 Foot Frame for Artist’s Sketchbook

10 Foot Frame for Artist’s Sketchbook

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to work with local artist, Tara Sweeney, on a very unique project. Tara was commissioned by Augsburg College, where she is professor emeritus, to create 10 foot long, accordion style, watercolor sketchbook.

Read Artist’s Narrative on “Seeing Nature”

Seeing Nature – Watercolor Artist Book by Tara Sweeney

Given the size and three-dimensional nature of the piece, the framing process required multiple days and a variety of problem-solving techniques to complete the project. It was a fun challenge!

Joining the frame across our entire work table
Standing the frame barely fit inside the store

“Seeing Nature” is being displayed on the fourth-floor corridor of Augsburg University’s Hagofors Center for Science, Business, and Religion

Tim and Michael Keep It In the Family

Tim and Michael Keep It In the Family

Michael Completes Purchase of Carter Ave. Frame Shop March 2nd, 2019

February 23, 2019

We are happy to announce that Tim Smith, owner of Carter Ave. Frame Shop since 1985 (34 years!) will complete the sale of the store to his son Michael on March 2nd, 2019, their 60th and 30th birthdays respectively. Michael was born on Tim’s 30th birthday and started work at the shop on their birthday in 2016. On March 2nd, 2017, Michael became 25% owner. Tim plans to continue working at the shop as Michael’s employee.

In 1985, during Tim’s senior year at Luther Seminary, he purchased Carter Ave. Frame Shop with his boss Tom Lind of The Framing Place & Gallery. The original shop was 350 square feet in the basement off the parking lot of Milton Square. Tim bought out Tom in 1989 and moved the shop next to the Bibelot on Como Ave. Tim bought the building and moved the shop to its current location, 2186 Como Ave., in 1994.

Carter Ave. Frame Shop has grown over the years and has won several awards including “Best Frame Shop” by Minnesota Monthly.

Tim reports, “It has been great fun to work with Mike and to see him develop as a framer. He really knows and loves the business. I’m very proud of him, and I know the shop is in good hands.”

“I never imagined spending so much time with my dad, but we’ve gotten along great,” said Michael. “I can’t imagine a better way to have learned what I need to continue this business to the standard that Tim has set. I love working with customers and making their art look great with good design and framing. I’m hoping to continue my dad’s legacy at Carter Ave. Frame Shop.”

March 2nd will be a memorable day in the Smith family. A big birthday celebration is planned.

Cool Things We Have Framd Lately – February 2019

Cool Things We Have Framd Lately – February 2019

Here are a few of the wonderful, beautiful, and interesting things you have brought us to frame. Thanks for your business and your trust!

Como Avenue Road Construction is Finished!

Como Avenue Road Construction is Finished!

Como Ave. is now completely done between Highway 280 and Raymond Ave.  Enjoy the new roadway and the easy access to Carter Ave. Frame Shop.  There is also some great on-street parking right in front of our store, as well as parking in our lot.

Cool Things We Have Framed Lately – Fall 2018

Cool Things We Have Framed Lately – Fall 2018

We love getting the opportunity to see the wide variety of art, documents, and memorabilia that you bring us.  Here are some of the cool things that we have framed lately. Enjoy!

Great Art Prints on Paper or Canvas Any Size You Want!

Great Art Prints on Paper or Canvas Any Size You Want!

With Studio EL, you get the perfect image to fill any spot in your home!

Studio EL licenses images from hundreds of artists.  Images are reproduced as high-quality giclee prints on fine art paper or canvas.  They can also print the image any size you want.  The best part is that these high-quality giclee images are affordable.

Stop in to see what we have in stock or visit Studio EL to find the art you have been looking for.

Ordering is easy:

  • Browse the thousands of images available on their website Studio EL
  • Let us know which one you want.  Printing usually takes 1-2 weeks.
  • When your print arrives, we’ll help you design the perfect framing treatment for your new art!

This is just a smattering of what they have to offer:

 

 

 

Give the Gift of Framing!

Give the Gift of Framing!

Framing Makes the Perfect Personalized Gift

Custom framing for the holidays could be that perfect gift for your loved ones.  Here are a few ideas:

  • That family photo from your vacation
  • Your first art purchase as a couple
  • A young aspiring artists’ first watercolor
  • That article about your son’s latest accomplishment
  • Grandma’s vintage portrait
  • The concert poster from a memorable show
  • The wedding photos your daughter hasn’t done anything with yet
  • Grandpa’s antique fishing lures
  • New art as the finishing touch to your home

Getting the perfect frame to protect and beautifully display these treasures will provide no end of joy and happiness for those you give to.  Stop in soon so we can have your custom frame ready for the holidays!

New Art in Stock!

New Art in Stock!

Stop in to check out our just-arrived art by new and old artists including:

  • Bright and fun acrylic abstracts and florals by Carlyn Janus
  • Mixed media loons and ravens by Beki Killorin
  • Bold Brett Varney oil pastel landscapes
  • Delicate and detailed landscape etchings by Barbara Pihos
  • A great road biking giclee by Jennifer Bowman
  • And more!

Artist links:

Carlyn Janus

Stephen McMillan

Brett Varney

Beki Killorin

Jennifer Bowman

Barbara Pihos